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Happy 100th Birthday to the National Park Service

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The National Park Service will turn 100 on August 25.  Did you know that there are over 400 National Park areas encompassing over 84 million acres? Guess which five are in Illinois!   In honor of the Centennial, all National Park entry fees are waived from August 25 through August 28, 2016. There are centennial activities across the country throughout the month of August.

The Tallgrass Prairie of Illinois

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About this time of the year I get a severe itch, and no I’m not talking about the kind you get in your eyes from all the pollen, it’s the itch to get outside. It’s the itch to explore what our beautiful state has to offer. And while we don’t have dusty red mountain ranges or lakes made of salt, Illinois is home to one of the most remarkable ecosystems in the United States, the tallgrass prairie.

Black Eyed Susan

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